URAC Invites Public Comments for Performance Measures

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WASHINGTON, DC – July 18, 2017 – Independent healthcare accreditor URAC opens for public comment proposed performance measures for these accreditation programs: Health Plan, Pharmacy Quality Management, and Telehealth.

The public comment period begins Tuesday July 18, 2017, and ends on Thursday August 31, 2017 at midnight Eastern time.

Click the links below to find details, draft measure specifications and links for submission of comments:

  • Health Plan Accreditation Performance Measures (link expired)
  • Pharmacy Quality Management Performance Measures (link expired)
  • Telehealth Accreditation Performance Measures (link expired)

“URAC is committed to having the broadest possible input into its accreditation products,” says Marybeth Farquhar, URAC vice president of quality, research and measurement.  “Like our standards development process, our performance measures process is done collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, working through a multistage process. We strive to ensure that our accreditation is meaningful to stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum, including consumers, purchasers, providers, regulators, and policy makers. The public comment phase is a very important part of this process.”

URAC regularly reviews and revises its measures to consistently align with current market
needs, government regulations and industry trends. By doing so, URAC demonstrates its
commitment to measuring and reporting on performance to offer greater transparency and
increase consumer empowerment.

About URAC

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders who are committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs spans the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

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